Tag Archives: Ben Shahn

Symbol of the Human Predicament

I read in the Philadelphia Inquirer that the Noyes Museum in Oceanville is exhibiting the work of Jacob Landau through Jan. 2. Says the exhibition blurb: “Provocative and inspiring Landau bears witness to man’s responsibility for injustice… Timeless and relevant … Continue reading

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Eight Million Gods

Now that it’s officially spring, it’s a great time to enjoy art in the outdoors. The James A. Michener Art Museum is exhibiting stone sculpture by artist Ayami Aoyama in its Outdoor Sculpture GardenĀ  through June 20. Ms. Aoyama’s marble … Continue reading

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Inside a Head

Jonathan Shahn is a crank. (It’s safe to write this, because he’s promised he will not read this article, although his wife might.) That’s not the impression this writer formed, but one the sculptor seems bent on projecting. “Uncooperative” is … Continue reading

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Utopia

“All paradises, all utopias are designed by who is not there, by the people who are not allowed in.” Toni Morrison New Jersey – home to the original diner, FM radio, the lithium battery, the zipper, the boardwalk, the phonograph … Continue reading

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Where does the time go?

When an exhibit opens at the Historical Society of Princeton, it’s almost like a return to the past. Or a way to revisit the past, and make the past present. Such was the case with the Rex Goreleigh exhibit. I … Continue reading

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From Bauhaus to Our House

Roosevelt, NJ, has a rich artistic heritage. It is, of course, home to the mural, pictured at left, painted by Ben Shahn, in what was then a town known as Jersey Homesteads. A studio sale at the Assifa Space, 40 … Continue reading

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Roosevelt’s Finest

Ben Shahn made the town of Roosevelt. That is, it was called Jersey Homesteads until he created his famous mural on the public school during FDR’s Works Progress Administration. Shahn became a legend, and soon other artists followed him and … Continue reading

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